Stumbling on the “perfect perspective” doesn’t happen by random chance very often. And finding a good angle to shoot Mt. Shasta reflected in Lake Siskiyou was no exception.
I spent a lot of time trying to find a good spot, and it’s ironic how easily accessible the spot I finally settled on turned out to be!
Want to save yourself a lot of time? If you’re in the area, just go to this parking lot and walk down to the lake. I’d be surprised if there was a better view from that lake.
Now, of course, there’s a lot of fun in scouting, and if you have the time, go for it! Nothing beats real, on-location scouting. Sometimes I’ll happen upon sweet locations that few others have found or that suits my fancy better. But honestly, as @vince thought-provokingly reminded us in the recent topic A Father’s Lesson in Priorities, who has the time to “spend hours on that perfect shot”?
Very few do. (And that’s the main reason I’ve put together the Scouting Guide.) But putting in a plug for that wasn’t the reason I wrote this post! The reason I wrote this was because I wanted to announce the latest little M&M video I took while I was shooting Mt. Shasta at that “perfect perspective”!
In this picturesque setting on the shore of Lake Siskiyou, all the elements seemed to call for an uncommon combination of filters. Watch how each of the 3 filters I stacked on top of each other help to make the final image turn out better than I think it would have turned out if I had not used all of them.
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